HERE'S THE NERDIEST THING ABOUT ME: (PROBABLY.) The first time I wrote for the consumption of the Internet was back when I was in either middle school or high school. I had two published short stories and two published poems on a Sailor Moon fan site. YEAH. I WROTE SAILOR MOON FAN POETRY, AND I CANNOT … Continue reading most good things about me came from sailor moon
(I am lucky enough to have a monthly segment with The Come Up Show Atl. It's called "bi, bi, non-bi," and is basically a check-in of where I'm at in my bipolar, bisexual (?!), non-binary adventures. What follows is the piece I didn't read at April's show. Thanks for being here.) Hey! I made you … Continue reading bi, bi, non-bi: the april b-side
So, I have some new stretch marks. (I fucking get it, Universe, thank you very much.) On the top of my left thigh, stripes of red stand out against older lines of faded white. So, I am thinking of Aziraphale tonight. I have this great candle from Etsy right now. It smells like "old bookshops … Continue reading in which the writer is loving aziraphale too much to fall asleep
CW: This piece deals with self-harm and just general being a mess. If that isn't your heart's jam right now, I understand if you need to go take a break. Greetings, fellow cool kids. My name is Dani, and I am bipolar, bisexual, and non-binary, aka bi, bi, non-bi. These are my adventures. Prologue: Y’all, … Continue reading bi, bi, non-bi: january woes, or the one with ALL THE PROFANITY
This piece originally performed at The Come Up Show ATL on December 20, 2019. Greetings, fellow cool kids. So, my name is Dani Herd, and I am bipolar, bisexual, and non-binary, aka “bi, bi, non-bi.” These are my adventures. Bi #1: I’ve known about the bipolar II the longest. This month is actually the three … Continue reading bi, bi, non-bi: december feels, and oh, look, i’m talking about walt whitman again
First of all: I know you nerds are reading this. Carry on. Second of all: Cheese and crackers, what a month! I fell head over heels in love with a new fandom, I came out, I spent an amount of money that I'm not necessarily *not* proud of on my hair... it was a heck … Continue reading dear imposter syndrome, most kindly fuck off
I started going by "Dani" officially around the 4th grade. The final straw was the 1998 Drew Barrymore film Ever After. If you'll recall, Drew's beautiful, feisty, smart Cinderella character is named DANIELLE. My brain short circuited. TOO. GIRLY. My name is Danielle Elise. My parents have differing stories as to its origins. My dad claims that … Continue reading what’s in a name?